Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scored His 500th Professional Goal In Absolutely Ridiculous Fashion

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Swedish football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted his 500th career goal in football on Saturday for LA Galaxy against Toronto FC - and it has to be seen to be believed. Ibrahimovic swept his right leg up, poking the ball past Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono with a shot that bounced off the right post for the score, cutting the Galaxy's deficit to 3-1.

The 36-year-old Swede scored the 500th goal of his seemingly neverending professional career in spectacular fashion on Sunday (NZ time).

Galaxy were trailing 3-0 at the time but Ibrahimovic's goal sparked a comeback as they pulled level, before eventually falling to a 5-3 defeat.

It is a goal glut that started at Malmo and has continued with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Manchester United.

Ibrahimovic - Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 62 goals in 116 appearances - has enjoyed an illustrious career.

The stunning goal took Ibrahimovic's tally to 17 for the season, 11 adrift of MLS leader Josef Martinez.

"I was close to the goal", he said.

Ibrahimovic joined the Galaxy in March on transfer from English Premier League's Manchester United. 'I have more goals than he has games. "Obviously it's not good to lose ... but I'm happy for Toronto because they'll be remembered as my 500th victim", he was quoted as saying to TSN after the match.

"It came from a cross and I turned around and hit it".

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